Rose Bay

Rose Bay is an established residential area, with commercial areas along Old South Head Rd. The Rose Bay Precinct is bounded by Old South Head Road, Portland Street, Mitchell St and Blair St. Please note boundary lines run through the middle of the street. Rose Bay Precinct is part of Hunter Ward.

Part of the suburb of Rose Bay is located in the Woollahra Municipality. Rose Bay is named after the Right Honourable George Rose, joint Secretary to the British Treasury.

Settlement of the area dates from the 1830s, although population was minimal until the late 1800s. Land was used mainly for farming and market gardening. Rapid growth took place during the 1880s and 1890s. Expansion continued during the early 1900s, the interwar period and the immediate post-war years. The population has increased slightly since the early 1990s, a result of new dwellings being added to the area.

A major feature of the area is Rose Bay Secondary College.

Meetings in 2021

All residents of the precinct area are welcome to come along and be heard.

During COVID-19, some Precincts have continued to meet using online platforms such as Zoom. For Precincts that choose to continue to meet, all meetings will be held online until further notice. To check if your Precinct is meeting online, please check this page for regular updates and information on how to register to join the meeting.

At the Combined Precincts’ meeting held Thursday 4 March 2021 via Zoom, the following was agreed to:

Precinct meetings will continue to be held via Zoom until such time face to face Precinct meetings can be resumed as per Public Health Orders. All AGMs will be postponed until the first face to face meeting can be held for each respective Precinct, where an AGM will then be held. Until such time, all current Precinct Executive Committees will continue in their roles.

Time:  7.00 - 8.30 PM


  • Monday 1 March
  • This meeting will be held online via Zoom. If you would like to participate in the meeting please email: to register and receive your zoom link.

  • Monday 5 July  
  • Monday 2 November 

Click links below for agendas, minutes, response reports


          Monday 1 March 2021

Click to view agendas and minutes from 2019 and earlier years


Position: Convenor
Name: Bruce Woolf
Telephone: 9371 6015(h) and 9221 8522(w)

Position: Secretary
Name: David Sanday
Telephone: 9371 4996 (h)